Check out our free Weber State vs Northern Colorado pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Greeley. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.
Weber State vs Northern Colorado Pick & Preview: Monday, February 6th Betting Odds
Wildcats vs Bears Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Weber State Wildcats at Northern Colorado Bears
- Where: Greeley at Bank of Colorado Arena
- Date: Monday, February 6th
- Betting Odds: Weber State -1, WEBST -119 | NCOL -103 O/U 141.5
Weber State heads into this matchup having played 23 games and have an overall record sitting at 12-11. So far, the Wildcats have played 13 games on the road, with a record of 5-8. This season, Weber State has been favored to win in 8 games, sitting with a mark of 6-2. For today’s contest, Weber State has a betting line set -1 points in their favor.
Dillon Jones comes into today’s game as the Wildcats’ leading scorer at 15.5 points per contest. Not only has Jones been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Weber State’s top rebounder at 10.86 boards per contest. Behind Jones, the team has benefited from the strong play of Steven Verplancken, who is second on the team in scoring at 12.74 points per game. Overall, he has hit 44.4% of his shots and is adding 1.78 boards per game.
Weber State comes into today’s matchup vs Northern Colorado, looking to continue their strong offensive play, as they are averaging 76.2 points per game. Through 23 games, they have hit 47.5% of their field goal attempts. In terms of pace, the Wildcats have preferred to slow the game down, ranking 305th in possessions per game.
Coming into today’s matchup, the Northern Colorado Bears are in the middle of a 3 game losing streak and have an overall record of 7-16. So far this season, Northern Colorado has played 10 games at home, sitting with a record of 4-6. For the season, Northern Colorado has been the underdog in 13 games, sitting with a mark of 2-11. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Bears being +1 point underdogs.
Northern Colorado will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Dalton Knecht who is averaging 20.09 points per game for the Bears. Knecht is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Bears’ offensive game plan is the play of Daylen Kountz who has hit 40.4% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 16.43 points per game.
Through 23 games, Northern Colorado has been playing well on offense, averaging 78.2 points per game. Even though the team has been methodical with their pace, the Bears’ shooters have been hot from outside, hitting 38.2% of their shots per game. This strong shooting percentage has equated to an average of 10.23 made 3’s per contest.
Free Spread Prediction: Northern Colorado Bears +1
In today’s matchup, our analysis has identified the best bet as an opportunity to bet on a home underdog. Coming into the game, the Weber State Wildcats are the betting favorite with a point spread set at -1. However, we anticipate Northern Colorado putting up a strong fight and benefiting from playing at home and see them covering the spread. It is likely, the the public is going to side heavily with the Wildcats as the favorite. But, we see this line being set too high and like the value of taking the Bears to cover.